MASSACHUSETTS: GOVERNOR VETOES ANTI-SHIPPING BILL
As previously reported, Governor Mitt Romney sent a letter on November 21 to state legislatures vetoing House Bill No. 4498, commenting on the bill's "anti-consumer effect, as well as its dubious constitutionality." The House and Senate could override the Governor's veto once it returns for a special session, which could be called later in December, or could roll over into the regular session in January.
Among other provisions, the bill prohibits out-of-state wineries from shipping directly to MA consumers if they have been represented by a MA wholesaler within the last six months or if they produce more than 30,000 gallons of wine a year. (Romney's letter said that, according to the MA Department of Agricultural Resources, all MA wineries fall under the 30,000 gallon threshold.)
Friday, December 16, 2005
Free The Grapes Updates
This just in from Free The Grapes: